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by an automatic turning left onto endearing later in the afternoon died another san francisco general hospital this is not yet conformed we ronald reagan are hearing that someone driving a motorcycle on 15th was struck and killed by an automobile i want to express you know on my behalf and everyone here our profound condolences to the family and friends and anybody that i know either of the individuals are who is impacted by the loss it is tragic that those people are losing their lives on our streets this is a franklin we're restore here the city adopted a goal a policy to eliminate traffic deaths in san
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francisco and while we're not here to mourn their loss we certainly want to honor them and again offer our dlops we're here to reinforce the notation this is is not accidents i want to ass ask us to eliminate accidents when we talk about traffic collisions in the street the word accidents suggests inability accidents happy but we've we've done by adopting vision zero we don't accept that the inability of people getting killed and sierra injured in our streets not something we're any longer than accepting and it is something that modern we're telegraph hill working together under the leadership of our mayor within the city but
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the greater san francisco community to make sure we eliminate traffic fatalities in san francisco by 20024 there's a number of physical improvements that are going into the streets we've already gotten 12 of the 24 so-called vision zero projects in the ground and here today to talk about improvements on gere and fulton ironically the two streets people lost their lives in the last two hours makes this real and impervious we're making the improvements and also importing the laws we're joined by the san francisco police department to step up to make sure that when people are traveling around san francisco no matter how are you how are you how their traveling
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adhere to the laws and it is about education outreach we look to the media to help us get out achievement of vision zero everything has a responsibility anytime you step off a sidewalk go go that in but you automobile or walk that your traveling and aware of our surrounding so we will continue to doing the right thing to make the city save we need everything to do their part so we don't have to start press conferences in the future with press conferences like this we're doing a lot with the leadership from city hall the board of supervisors adopted vision zero policy and mayor ed lee has directed all the departments and exclusive branch of government to accelerate do everything we can to make our
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streets safer please welcome our mayor, mayor ed lee. >> thank you, ed (clapping.) let me add that as we take a moment ponder the circumstances of which those fatalities happen we are working very hard to make sure that there is less of this and today, we're in district one with commissioner eric mar who also joined strongly the effort to put their concrete work into vision zero to make that happen today, we wanted to demonstrate as part find an education and awareness campaign those strooirpz we called them san bernardino are a striping on the swauktsz that have in the past obey retired around schools and mid street kroger's are now
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going to be more dominant in our intersections beginning on geary street those are important one there are and do in fact slow down traffic and make people more aware but also what ed reiskin and others have been saying in our street safety advocates we've got to make people more aware if we can make sure that ice are the first and not other distractions that the eyes see the crosswalks and people in the crosswalk using that it will penetrate people in vehicles to slow down and respect the people that are using the sidewalks and streets and the warns turns into a higher level of safety on the streets this is exactly what we're trying to side here you'll see the departments working i'm going to take physical action
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and laying down the stripes myself but more of this is going to happen because we as a city agreed we're going to put serious resources into these our vision zero so that it is not just a a pronouncement we make those things happen on as many street corners as possible this is a relatively easier treatment to do but a higher awareness comes boo about it as we work on the compacted streets and intersections that require xylophones and a lot of other agencies to be involved in safety of those intersections and streets reich like we have probably a half block away on a very, very business intersects at the same time in in addition to the so-called descend are a striping we'll be taking a look
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at with our police department and our mta and public defender's office and others on the streets what streets in our city that we have direct jurisdiction where we can slow down traffic on an official basis even a 5 mile reduction in the speed allows nor awareness and more care to occur on those streets and so we have named some of the streets that will slow down the speed on and we've already done so on sunset and some of the streets we to name more streets that has your signage and office those as well as our officers we want to insure the public we're working to redesign other streets completed streets and make sure that we present safety to be the
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preit is not necessary policy to be rkd in those streets but also you'll see me and the supervisors and ed reiskin as well as others making periodic announcements to keep visibility on this serious topic of that he had public safety bicycle safety and driving safety to make sure that awareness is at its highest level and to make sure that violators it will be consequences and our officers are out here today sometimes, we might feel we cannot solve every if at any point we can keep a vigilant and dedicated effort to continue to educate and making those changes so this leads to a higher level of safety not about being help also but more action in lives lost that were going to
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take an opportunity to come even more concerted effort we need to make to prevent those things from happening we have busy streets it in san francisco that's a indication of our economy but make sure that is complimented with a higher level of awareness for safety for everybody thank you for being here commissioner eric mar. >> (clapping.) thank you complair and director reiskin on the yes, ma'am of the responding district i'm going to put my notes aside i'm anger and inside mr. alfred 87-year-old mr. alfred yee on gary and 26th avenue outside of a senior center in 2011 a woman an geary
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we campground a 3 and 4-year-old open fulsome modify who was killed on 25 letting avenue in fulsome we've known about this for years how long will it take to take rapid action on vision zero so as director reiskin they're not accidents they're killing basically we have to work on education engineering and enforcement i'm proud our r0r7bd station is here they are the one station that took a hard look at vision zero i want to thank the hard working men and women at the richmond station i'm raifr from the robert district i learned about that or this so my comments are from my heart three or four supervisors
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from the time after sophies death in the new year's time over a years ago we're looking at new york city and other cities with the bicycle coalition and walk sf and our community coalition we've been advocating for this i'm glad it tom maguire with our sustainable streets is here my hope was we painted stripes that are important csa as we think about high injury corridors like geary and others we're looking at other practices and putting our money where and mouth is the culture of feeding in san francisco our community coalition office says the culture meeting meeting in san francisco not only pedestrians but bicyclists and other drivers at risk there are too many tragedies not only mr. alfred
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lee and others in the richmond district throughout the city the two children i mentioned the told her a two combrrldz hit in the outdoor richmond on fulsome we move to lower the speed limit i hope that our city like portland and seattle have safe routes to schools i'm hoping san francisco iowa's what put our money where our mouth is and making the streets safe is a responsibility as the mayor said for all of us but the walk sf and the pedestrian advocates have been working on this for many decades we have to listen the coalitions the traffic lights like the new ones planned for 22nd and geary and 26th and
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geary like the ones near the senior centers i hope to implement that around other vulnerable areas i as geary rapid transit moves forwarded how to implement the vision zero longer than geary boulevard i as a superintendant for the richmond i urge the mayor and director reiskin to move as quickly as possible to prevent the death in the corridors reducing the slightly and thirty mile-per-hour in many ways is not that much of a reduction but as asz our distributing that slowing down saves lives we'll see that on fulsome we need more
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help i want to say that the vision zero committee the board of supervisors are meeting i'm going to do my best to look at it becomes by the sfmta to move as rapidly not only in the richmond but citywide i know that safety should be first as the mar said i'm here to say for the richmond district after the two tragedy deaths i'll do everything i can to prevent death for the future thank you very much for being here. >> thank you supervisor mar mar i'll say did supervisor has been one of the be strornth advocates longer than fulsome and geary but we are i will assure you working with the partners in the city to make sure that the transit improvements only geary boulevard is fully incorporating
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you'll see best practices in terms of the public safety at the transit liability and itself public safety at the same time, we're looking at ways such as the crosswalks or anything we can do while we're designing the 0 project we're not waiting for the big projects we're putting in krouksz open geary i want to thank the mayor for his leadership in pulling the agencies together and engaging with the community and the advocates with the victims of the families to make sure that we're getting this work down as quickly as possible. >> we're going to i'm going to ask the mayor and the supervisor to help us lay the paint on the final crosswalk dozens along geary i want to recognize the director of sustainable streets and the liveable streets director who does the design and
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george who hearsay a field operation with the 0ur9 city to put the paint strips on the ground thank you, everyone for coming out i'm going to ask the mayor to help initiative that painting of the crosswalks.
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>> hello, i am with the san francisco parks department serious we are featuring some wonderful locations in your and very own backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in san francisco with someone special. we are here at the lovely and historic palace of fine arts located in the bustling marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated along san francisco's waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30 and 91
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bus lines. with its rotunda, columns, uncut the reflecting waters against the eucalyptus trees, it is one of the most romantic settings for special dates, and memorable proposals. it is also a perfect spot where you can relax with that special someone while listening to the water and fountain in the lagoon. beautiful to view from many locations and inside is an ideal place to walk around with your loved ones. the palace is the most popular wedding location in the city park system. reservations for weddings and other events are available at shakespeares' guard and refers -- has plants referred to in shakespeare's plays and poems.
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located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, shakespeares garden was designed in 1928 by the california spring blossom association. flowers and plants played an important part in shakespeares literary masterpieces. here is an enchanting and tranquil garden tucked away along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. appreciate the beauty of its unique setting. the cherry tree, the brick walkways the enchanting stones, the rustic sundial. chaired the bards'w ro -- share the bard's words.
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the garden is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, enjoy the sunshine and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare float you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. shakespeares garden is 88ada accessible. this park is located at the bottom of a hill. it is a secret garden with an infinite and captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, one block from the bottom of lombard street, it makes the top of our list for the most intimate picnic settings. avoid all tourist cars and parking hassles by hopping on the cable car. or the 30, 45, 41, or 91 bus.
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this garden was designed by a the landscape architect thomas church in 19 to -- 1957. grow old with me the best is yet to be is inscribed at this gem of a park. a lush oasis anchored by gazebosanchoreddekcs -- gazebos, anchored by decks. this is the place to tell your family the love you share. reservations are available for this hidden gem. i am jamie hopper. until next time, don't forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations, or any other
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location call 831-5500. this number is best for special events weddings picnics, and the county fair building. for any athletic fields and neighborhood parks, 831-5510. you can also write us. 501 san francisco, calif. 94117. or just walk in and say hello. and of course you can find more information and reach us at
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today we are going to talk about fire safety. we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. it's a wonderful display. a little house in the urban center exhibition center that shows what it's like in a home in san francisco after an earthquake. one of the major issues that we are going to face after earthquakes are fire hazard. we are happy to have the fire marshall join us today. >> thank you. my pleasure. >> we talk about the san francisco earthquake that was a fire that mostly devastated the city. how do we avoid that kind of problem. how can we reduce fire hazard? >> the construction was a lot
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different. we don't expect what we had then. we want to make sure with the gas heaters that the gas is shut off. >> if you shut it off you are going to have no hot water or heat. be careful not to shut it off unless you smell gas. >> absolutely because once you do shut it off you should have the utility company come in and turn it back on. here is a mock up of a gas hear the on a house. where would we find the gas meter? >> it should be in your garage. everyone should be familiar with where the gas meter is. >> one of the tools is a wrench, a crescent wrench. >> yes. the crescent wrench is
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good and this is a perfect example of how to have it so you can loosen it up and use it when you need it. >> okay. let's go inside to talk about fire safety. many of the issues here relate to fire, for example, we have a little smoke detector and i see you brought one here, a carbon monoxide smoke detector. >> this is a combination of smoke and carbon monoxide detector. they are required in single homes now and in apartment buildings. if gas appliance is not burning properly this will alert you before the fumes buildup and will affect you negatively. >> this is a battery powered? >> this is a battery powered
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and it has a 10 year battery life. a lot of times you may have one or the other. if you put in just a carbon monoxide detector, it's important to have one of these too. every house should have a fire extinguisher yes. >> one thing people expect to do when the power goes out after an earthquake about using candles. what would you recommend? >> if you have a battery operated candle would be better to use. this kind of a candle, you wouldn't want it in an area where it can cause a fire or aftershock that it doesn't
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rollover. you definitely want to have this in a non-combustible surface. >> now, here we have our stove. after a significant earthquake we expect that we may have gas disrupted and so without gas in your home how are you going to cook? >> well, i wouldn't recommend cooking inside of the house. you have to go outside and use a portable stove or something else. >> so it wouldn't be safe to use your fireplace to cook? >> not at first. you should check it by a professional first. >> outside should be a safe place to cook as long as you stay away from buildings and
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doors and windows. >> yes. that will be fine. >> here we have some alternative cooking areas. >> you can barbecue and if you have a regular propane bark could barbecue. >> thank you for joining us. and thanks for this terrific space that you have in this exhibition space and thanks for helping san francisco stay safe. >> good afternoon, everyone. the meeting will come to order this did the san francisco land use & transportation committee i'm supervisor cohen chairman of the committee to my right is supervisor wiener and to my right supervisor kim our clerk is the talented andrea ashbury i